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Being the True History of the Adventures of Fanny Hackabout-Jones

Erica Jong (Author)

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"A rollicking tale...a tour de force."—Newsweek

Discovered on the doorstep of a country estate in Wiltshire, England, the infant Fanny is raised to womanhood by her adoptive parents, Lord and Lady Bellars. Fanny wants to become the epic poet of the age, but her plans are dashed when she is ravished by her libertine stepfather. Fleeing to London, Fanny falls in with idealistic witches and highwaymen who teach her of worlds she never knew existed. After toiling in a London brothel that caters to literati, Fanny embarks on a series of adventures that teach her what she must know to live and prosper as a woman. Soon to be a major Broadway musical. Reading group guide included.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • May 2003
  • ISBN 978-0-393-32435-8
  • 5.5 × 8.2 in / 512 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

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